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6th September 2018 / Blog

Random Breakfast Conversations and SISU as a Male CSA Survivor Activist.

On a lovely June morning in 2011, I was having breakfast with Michael Kaufman (www.michaelkaufman.com) and his wife. Michael is...
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15th August 2018 / Blog

A brief insight into the current thoughts and perspectives of Bob Balfour

Founder/CEO of Survivors West Yorkshire & Ben’s Place   What is the biggest challenge you’re facing at the moment? There...
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20th December 2017 / Blog

What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger!’ Does this apply to male survivors?

Is it true what they say? What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger! I often wondered about this? Especially during...
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7th December 2017 / Blog

Reflections on the Current State of Online Counselling

“Rather than fight how people reach for help, let’s optimise how they actually heal online”  Emily Sorensen 2017   Online...
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7th December 2017 / Blog

‘Why are we waiting for them to fall apart?’ – working towards a trauma-informed West Yorkshire and world

Reflections on a well-attended multi-agency event to consider 'What would a Trauma-Informed Community look like?' Despite the brilliant blue of...
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31st October 2017 / Blog

Lobbying for social change from a place of vulnerability

It’s been an interesting 17 years of activism. I have spoken to over 3,000 sexual violence survivors, male and female, since...
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31st October 2017 / Blog

Ben’s story

Ben’s grooming and sexual abuse happened from the age of 11 to 14. As part of the initial grooming process, he was encouraged to...
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31st October 2017 / Blog

Finding our voices: Surviving, thriving and writing

Lately I've been thinking about what it means to find my 'voice', to speak my own truth. I've been working...
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